Bayhealth honors volunteers

MCTJ Bayhealth Volunteers 4-15-15

Pictured Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) nurses with their beloved volunteer Robert Dodson.

DELAWARE — Bayhealth places a spotlight on its volunteers during the week of April 12-18, National Healthcare Volunteer Week.
Terry Schrenker, MS, PHR, senior manager, Volunteer Services, Bayhealth Kent General and Bayhealth Milford Memorial says during the last fiscal year, hospital volunteers logged 51,000 hours, or the equivalent of 25 full-time employees.

Between both hospitals, Bayhealth has 380 adult volunteers and about 70 youth in the summer student program.

For the first time this year Bayhealth will honor volunteers from both hospitals at a breakfast on April 15 at Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Previously, volunteers from each campus were honored during separate events.

“They are very dedicated. Some come in on legal holidays and in inclement weather, and some have been doing it for a long time,” Schrenker said.
In addition, Bayhealth’s service is boosted by community volunteers like Neighbor to Neighbor Cherubs who donated 24,256 hours last year. These volunteers knitted, crocheted and crafted baby blankets, hats, and quilts.

Other volunteers also donate lap robes and pillows they’ve made for cancer patients.

Nevertheless, there’s always a need for volunteers, particularly in Milford, Schrenker said.

Most needed positions include information desk greeters, Bayfinders, and associates at Reflections gift shop as well as in the surgical waiting room.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Bayhealth, visit

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